Holy cow am I glad I’m working on this winter project! I am having a BLAST!
This morning, right after the boys left for work/school, I threw on a coat and jeans and headed down to Lake Harriet. I knew the lake was (finally) frozen — and actually there was still one area of open water! — and I knew it was supposed to snow tomorrow and we are in this really amazing window right now where you can see the clear ice on the lake because of the lack of snow. And you can walk on it. (!!!)
First, you should know that I have a few basic fears. They include 1. Ax Murderers 2. Heights and 3. Falling through ice.
So I was a touch nervous stepping out onto the lake when nobody else was out there, but I could see other’s tracks, so I gave it a go. And I’m so glad I did! (Also, mad props to my amazing husband for gifting me some YakTrax this year so that I didn’t fall on my duff.)
One of my favorite parts about winter lake ice is the texture of it. Some areas are smooth as glass, others chopped up by ice skates, others marked by creature tracks, and like the photo above, the ice sometimes freezes in “waves” or mounds. And sometimes you can see the bubbles frozen below! I love it all. I hope you do, as well.
And finally, for your internet share of the day, I really enjoyed this piece about being a music fan as a woman. I could relate SO much — I cannot tell you how often dudes at shows quiz me on my favorite songs or albums by bands.
But on a lighter note, are you vowing to exercise more in 2016? I found these bad-ass exercise clothes that I’m coveting. Now… to win the lottery…
And lastly, this video on how candy canes are made totally sucked me in. Who knew?